Saturday, December 22, 2012

Sweet Stampin' - Seeing Double

A week ago, friends were asking me if I had finished my 'last minute' shopping. 
WHAT!!! A week ago - I had barely started. 
This continued through the week. Five days to go, three days to go ... "So Jenny, have you done your last minute shopping?" 
I think that it is time that we clearly defined the words 'last minute'. 
To me - last minute - means that I finish work on Christmas Eve at 2pm and race to the shops and run around like a crazy person before the shop keepers kick me out at 6pm or until the security guards come at 6.05pm
So ... in answer to your question - "Have I finished my last minute shopping?" the answer is "No! cause I am saving that until the last minute". 

I could possibly be just a teeny bit jealous of my super organised friends. But ssshhh! don't tell them.

This week at Sweet Stampin' we are "Seeing Double" which could have something to do with Christmas parties and alcohol. Not that I would know anything about that, cause I have been busy getting my Christmas shopping done. Hah! 
For you, it means putting two of anything on your card and joining in our fun at Sweet Stampin'. Our sponsor this week is Letraset who are giving away a set of Promarkers to a lucky winner and Joanna Sheen also has a monthly prize for you too.

I will enter this card in the following challenges:
Use your Stuff #65 Symmetry     Featured
There's Magic in the Air Snowmen or Anything Christmas
OLLCB #120 Reflections     Top 3
Ladybug Crafts Ink Anything Goes for Christmas
Celebrate the Occasion #93 Christmas Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy #33 Merry Christmas
Aud Sentiments Use any Sentiment
I was going to wait until the last minute but that would be so unlike the 'new' me, so ....
  I wish all of my fabulous followers a very Merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year . 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Sweet Stampin' - Dies and/or Punches

This week over at Sweet Stampin' our challenge to you is to use Dies and/or Punches. 
These are some of the little gift tags that I have made. 
Okay ... drag it out of me why don't you! 
So these are the ONLY little gift tags I have made. 
Three! Somehow, I don't think that is going to be enough. My cuttlebug is definitely going to get a work out ... any day now.  How long is it til Christmas? Don't answer that!
Just pop on over to Sweet Stampin' and join in the fun.
I am entering these cards in the following challenges: 
That Craft Place No Squares Allowed
Sketchy Colours #142 Red White and Green 
No Matter Which #5 Christmas
Ladybug Crafts #4 Christmas or Winter
Paper Playtime #90 Christmas Colours
Top Tip Tuesday #91 Christmas
Deep Ocean #40 So This Is Christmas
PaperPlay #49 Christmas is Coming
Craft Us Crazy #32 Christmas
Charisma Cardz #48 Christmas

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Ribbons and Snowflakes

Over at Sweet Stampin', Team Fi have a new challenge for you. The theme is Ribbons and Snowflakes. They are sponsored by The Stamp Fairy and the girls have some fabulous cards to show you. 
This week, I have had a little bit of a tidy up in my craft space and have placed my stamps into nice neat drawers. Unfortunately, I ran out of time while I was organising, so the only "system" I have with them so far is ... 'Christmas' and ... 'Everything Else'.  
As you can tell, it is not quite perfected yet, but those stamps WILL be sorted into a more orderly and specific manner. 
For a little while though, it was like Christmas had come early at my house. Picture me sitting on the floor .....oooo! look at that one! I remember that! Oh! so cute! Ooops, two of the same, I should use this more! I love that stamp! brand new and never used, where did I get that one, I didn't know I had that. 
It is hard to believe that I ran out of time, isn't it? :-)
Anyway .... I found this cute Penny Black snowman called Little Snowy. I have used Simple Stories 12 x 12 paper and the same paper from the 6 x 6 paper pad. 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
2 Sisters #120 Christmas Sparkle 
Ladybug Crafts Snowflakes
The Crafty Pad #198 Add some Glitter     TOP 5
Stamptacular Sunday #191 Winter Bliss     TOP 3
Ooh-La-La Creations #119 Spots and Dots
Divas By Design #63 Glitter and Sparkle
Fussy and Fancy #77 I love Christmas
Crafts 4 Eternity #100 Christmas Chaos 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Sweet Stampin' - Flowers

This week over at Sweet Stampin' we have a FLOWER challenge for you. We are sponsored by Emerald Faeries who are giving away 2 digis to a lucky winner and our monthly sponsor Joanna Sheen
I have used this cute little Emerald Faeries image called Ally and Beeble and my flower die cuts are from Papertrey Ink.
Plus, we are celebrating our 3rd birthday over at Sweet Stampin' and we have some fabulous candy to give away. All you have to do is enter the challenge and display our badge on your blog. Easy as! 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
One Stitch at a Time #140 Use a Digi
Whoopsi Daisy Die Cuts and Punches
Crafty Cardmakers #79 More Than One Die Cut
Moving along with the Times Lets Go Dotty
Polka Doodles #47 Any Die Will Do
Fussy and Fancy #76 Feeling Blue
Delicious Doodles #12 Something that Flies
Ladybug Crafts #3 Monochrome/tonal 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Beary Merry Christmas

Recently I was lucky enough to win a voucher from Stamp Fairy. Of course, the hardest part was deciding which images I loved the most but little Barry here stood out and said "pick me pick me!". 
Okay, so digital images can't talk, I know that. 
It was actually my trusted and life long friend, Ted E. Bear, who suggested I get these. 
No! no-one else heard him - he only whispers to me. 
I am entering this card in the following challenges: 
Fairy Tale Challenge #54 Embossing
Polka Doodle #46 Square Card with a Round Element
Raise the Bar #120 Bears
Fab n' Funky #147 Lets See Those Bears
Freshly Brewed #122 Lots of Dots
My Heart Pieces Anything Cute
Moving Along with the Times Seeing Stars   Top 3
The Crafty Pad #197 Christmas

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes

This week over at Sweet Stampin' our challenge to you is -  Anything Goes. We are sponsored by Stamp Fairy who have very generously given the DT some images to play with  - as well as Quixotic Paperie and our monthly sponsor Joanna Sheen. This little Molly usually has Autumn leaves floating around her -  but without them, I thought that she was perfect to give a great big hug. 

I could not believe that on the week that I desperately needed our printer - that it threw its little toner in the air, clogged up its rollers and refused to respond to repeated pressings of the start button. 
What a temperamental little miss she is! 

All I needed to do was to print out a few Molly images and then three more images on different patterned paper and I was confronted by a sign taped to the front of the printer saying 
"Do not use - not working". 

I went directly to my partner cause he is the all round Mr. Fix-it in our house - only to discover that it was he that put up the sign. What the! Can't you just fix it!  I know that sounds a touch irrational ... but I had a card to make!!! 
Anyway, five days later and my printer is now purring happily beside me. Don't worry, I am keeping my eye on her just in case she has another tantrum.
Pop on over to Sweet Stampin' and join in. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

BOO! It's Halloween

I don't really 'do' Halloween. Plus, I don't normally 'do' scrunching and inking and I rarely 'do' distressing.  I do however, 'do' die cuts, I do 'do' cute images and I do 'do' colouring - so I guess that I actually do 'do' what I said that I don't do. 
One thing that I know I definitely 'do' is that I don't resist super cute images like this one from Sassy Cheryl's called Wicked Witch of the West Charlie . 

I will enter this card in the following challenges: 
Moving Along with the Times Too Cute to Spook
My Time to Craft #194 Halloween
Craftymess #20 Halloween
2 Sisters #115 Halloween or Fall Colours     Winner!
Cupcake Craft #216 Witches and Pumpkins
Top Tip Tuesday #88 Halloween

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sweet Stampin' - What's Cooking!

This week over at Sweet Stampin' our challenge is "What's Cooking/Something to Eat".
I thought that these papers from Kaisercraft and this Mo Manning image were both a perfect fit for the challenge. 

We are sponsored by Whimsy Stamps who are giving away 5 free digis of the winners choice and our monthly sponsor is Joanna Sheen.  

Luckily for me, I enjoy cooking ...  and I have a partner and a son who both love eating. Can you actually ever fill up a man/boy? Do they have a cut off point? I know that I often hear the words - I'm hungry/Is there anything to eat/How long will dinner be? But, I don't recall ever hearing "I have had enough. I just couldn't eat another thing"? So to all those mothers of young boys - remember ... it will only get worse. (lol) 

Thank you to all of my lovely followers for your support and much much much appreciated comments. 
Have a great weekend all. 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Sis

My sister had a birthday recently and I am so confused. I always thought that she was 21 and has been 21 for a number of years now. That would make me 19 - not a bad age. 
But not long after her birthday we celebrated her sons 21st birthday. See ... confused! 

I realised that you know you are getting old when your children turn your desired age. Bugger! 

So, I will start again ..... My sister had a birthday recently and she turned 30 which makes me 28 - not a bad age - and that is how it is going to stay for at least another 9 years. :-)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Perfect Sentiments Happy Birthday
Card Mania #5 Happy Birthday     Top 3
Lollipop Crafts #92 Happy Birthday     Top 3
Sentimental Sundays #124 Black/White and another colour     Top 3

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Sweet Stampin' - Autumn Leaves and Trees

This week over at Sweet Stampin' we are having an Autumn Leaves/Trees challenge. We are sponsored by Lily of the Valley as well as our monthly sponsor, Joanna Sheen, both with vouchers to give away.
Of course, here in Australia we are in Springtime but luckily for me, where I live, in Melbourne, we can have often have four seasons in just one day so it is no problem for me to imagine Autumn. Just this last weekend, we had the hottest October day in ... lots of years and then last Thursday it was 13 degrees C (55F). 
See what I mean - we are prepared for anything here.  
So wherever you are and whatever sort of weather you are having, join in our challenge. 
If you are looking for some inspiration, head on over to Sweet Stampin.
I have used Sassy Cheryls digi image - Jeni's Ladybug and Basic Grey - Picadilly paper pad.
I will show this card to:
Sassy Cheryl #95 Show Me Thursday
and I will enter the following challenges: 
Sketchy Colours #134 Orange Brown and White   Winner
Inky Impressions #80 Colours of Autumn     Winner
Sarah Hurley #73 Autumn     Top 3
Little Red Wagon #154 Fall     Featured
Cupcake Craft #213 Autumn/Winter     Top 5
Love to Create #36 Fall Fun - Autumn
Die Cutting Divas #86 Fall Colours
Craft Us Crazy #28 Children or Fall     Winner

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

To You From Me

Phew! I am back - colouring with my Copics and no Vintage. 
I made this card for my very good friend, Glenice for her 21st birthday (see Glenice, I can keep a secret, I won't tell anyone that you are not really 21) and I used some colouring tips from another good friend Amanda (pop on over and see her blog - amazing!!!) I have used a Tiddly inks image, MFT flower dies and paper from the Penny Black Madison pad . 

I will enter this card into the following challenges:
Moving Along with the Times Seeing Red     Top 3
Stampin for the Weekend #18 Feeling Floral
The Crafty Pad #190 Floral
Joanna Sheen Down in the Garden     Daily talent spot
Stamptacular Sunday #183 It's your Birthday
The Cutie Pie Challenge #28 Use a digi   Winner
The Crazy Challenge #130 Handmade Flowers
Lollipop Crafts #91 Something Old Something New (Old is the leafy flourish die from MFT and New is the image)

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sweet Stampin' - Vintage

         This week over at Sweet Stampin' we are having a 'Vintage' challenge. 
I managed to find some vintage paper and some old fashioned stamps and just went to work with my distress inks. I am sure that, any day now, all that ink will come off my fingers ... any day now. I know that there is some stuff that will get it off. I just don't happen to own any. 
Someone told me that you can get a similar distressed look by burning the edges of paper. So I thought that would be a good option for next time. I will keep my hands really clean and just play with paper and fire. 
Ummmm, on second thoughts ...

Crafty Ribbons is our weekly sponsor and Joanna Sheen is giving away a voucher to a lucky winner again this month. 
Pop on over to Sweet Stampin' and get your hands dirty! 

Monday, September 24, 2012

You are too Tweet!

 You already know the story. This little Wryn and her 'tweet' friend, Wren from Tiddly Inks ....totally Paypal's fault! Totally! I had nothing to do with it! Well ... maybe I did press a button or two - but Paypal made me do it!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
The Crazy challenge #129 Spots or Stripes
Totally Stampalicious Girly Birthday
Paper Playtime #84 Punches + Sentiment
Simply Stampin' Faux or Sew
Fab 'n' Funky #139 Things with Wings
Crafting for all Seasons #36 Things with Wings
Charisma Cardz #37 Things with Wings
2 Sisters #110 Things with Wings

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Have a 'hoppy' day

This is Wryn from Tiddly Inks and you may see her a few more times on my blog.
But ... it's NOT my fault. Paypal made me do it! 
When I saw this little Wryn image, even though I knew I had to have her ... I resisted. I decided that I didn't need her, nor did I need the Wryn and Wren image or the Wryn - Grow a little love image. 
I just simply did not need them! 
But then - out of the corner of my screen popped that little Paypal icon and I knew... it was a sign ... not only did I need these images ... I had to have them ... now.

I wonder if this has ever happened to anyone else. It just amazes me that the 'Paypal power' is so much stronger than that silly thing they call 'willpower'. 
Gee, I hope that I don't ever start to collect diamonds or Ferrari's. Then Paypal will have a lot to answer for!!! 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Sarah Hurley #72 Something Magical (You couldn't get more magical than a frog in a crown)
Challenge up your Life #78 Fantasy (There is that frog and crown thing again)
Dream Valley #41 Celebrations (A birthday certainly is)
Aud Sentiments #63 A Funny Sentiment (Perhaps not side splitting but ... a giggle, maybe)
Paper Playtime #84 Punches and a Sentiment (Got both of those)

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Sweet Stampin - Simply Sentimental

I've done it, I've done it, I've done it! I have made a Christmas card - in September! 
I have been patting myself on the back all day. 
This week over Sweet Stampin' we are having a Simply Sentimental challenge. That means that we would like to see a sentiment as the focal point on your card. You may include another image as well, as long as the sentiment is the feature. Our sponsor is Stamp and Create and they have a $20 gift voucher to give away as well as Joanna Sheen with a voucher for a lucky monthly winner.

I do have to confess though, that I didn't intend to make a Christmas card at all. 
I went hunting through a box of stamps hoping to find some big and bold writing. I found a stamp and inked it up in a nice chocolate brown and embossed it in clear embossing powder (cause I had in mind some paper to use). 
I chose the spellbinders die that suited it and then .... I read the words. You are probably wondering how I can get to that stage of a card and not realise what the words say. Obviously, quite easily.  
So then it was a mad hunt to search out some Christmas paper - to match that brown (from the year before last I think), some glitter card, a bit of bling and hey presto! Christmas in September. 

Feel free to use any word stamp and check out the creations from the rest of the Sweet Stampin' design team here.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Back to School

There are heaps of challenges at the moment for 'Back to School'. The best thing about joining in challenges like this is that I have my cards ready and done for when I actually need them. Our major holidays here in Australia are over our summer months and back to school is late January. 
But look how organised I am!!!! 
I know a couple of 'book loving' children who are starting school next year so these cards will be perfect for them .... provided I put them in a safe spot and then remember where I put them. Hopefully, I will find those Christmas cards I put away last year.
I am entering this little fella in the following challenges: 
Incy Wincy Back to School    Top 3
Card Crafters Circle #38 For the Fellas
A Gem of a Challenge #54 A Boy Thing
By the Cute and Girly Men or Boys
Use your Stuff #50 Navy Blue and Orange   Top 3
Here Come the Boys #35 Teddy Bears   Top 3
The Crazy Challenge #128 Seeing Spots
Crafty Sentiments Male Cards
I have used Digi Stamp Boutique images, Authentic Free Bird Series 6 x 6 paper pad and my much loved Copic markers for both of these cards.
I am entering this little cutie in the following challenges:
Fussy and Fancy Back to School
Just Some Lines Back to School
No Matter Which #2 Die Cuts and/or Punches
Marker Pop #6 Yellow   Top 3
Love to Create #31 Back to School   Top 5
Incy Wincy Back to School
Tuesday Throwdown #114 Back to Books
Digi Stamp Boutique A card using a DSB image

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Sweet Stampin' - Inspired by a Song or Film

This week over at Sweet Stampin' we are sponsored by Papelitos Stamps and our theme is
"Inspired by a Song or Film".
So what do you do first? You can choose a song/film and then find an image to match OR you can find an image and then troll the internet for a matching song/film. 
I saw this little girl and thought that she looked sad (duh!) and also, lost ... and Delta Goodrem's song just popped into my head. I love it when things go 'pop' and I didn't even have to 'troll' at all :)
All of you Aussies will know Delta and here is a link for anyone who would like to sing along.
Our sponsor, Papelitos is giving away 3 digis as a First prize and 1 digi as a Second prize. Plus we have our monthly sponsor Joanna Sheen with a voucher to give away as well.
This is little Papelitos 'June', the papers are Authentique Endless and Fair Weather and I have coloured with my Copics.
Head on over to Sweet Stampin' and join in with us. 
I will enter this card in the following challenges:
The Crafty Pad Twine
One Stitch at a Time Use a Digi

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Girls just want to ...

HAVE FUN! Well that's for sure. 
My daughter recently had her Presentation/Debutante Ball with girls from her year level and there was sooooooo much rockin' and swaying and giggling going on. 
Hang on a minute ... I think that was me in the corner after all the preparation was done. 

I am only just starting to feel normal again. (Although I wouldn't say no to a few extra hours sleep ... everyday for the next week) 
The girls have finally stopped complaining about their aching feet. (Well you will wear those ridiculously high shoes)
The music has stopped ringing in my ears. (I said, the ..has ..stopped ..ringing my ears) 

I have to confess that I have had this card made and sitting underneath a pile of stuff on my desk but today was finally 'tidy up' day. I feel like it is Christmas, with lots of .... "Oooo, I remember that digi I bought .... there is that paper pad .... that is where I put the bling ... oh look, my scissors" 
The image is from Stamping Bella, the papers are Ambrosia from Bo Bunny, the flower die is from Joy Crafts and all that bling is from Kaisercraft.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Fairy Tale #48 Inspired by a song
Whoopsi Daisy Two Patterned Papers
Shopping our Stash #66 Use your favourite things (Copic markers)
Crafty Sentiments Lets Sparkle

Sunday, August 26, 2012

This is where I have been.

  You know when life just has to take priority over crafting! Well that is what happened with my daughters Presentation Ball. There have been dance rehearsals, dress fittings, makeup enquiries, hair practices, bag shopping, after party outfits, shoe shopping, forms to sign and the list just goes on ... and on ... and believe me ... it goes on!
In the end, it was all worth it as she looked absolutely stunning and had a fabulous day. 
So as a proud Mum, I thought that I might share. 

Hopefully, that is it for a while and I can relax and make a card or two ...  just in time for her 17th birthday. 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Sweet Stampin - Wedding or Anniversay

This week over at Sweet Stampin' we have a Wedding or Anniversary theme. Our sponsor is Whimsy Stamps and they are giving away 5 free digi's to a lucky winner. Plus, Joanna Sheen has a voucher to give away this month.
I had a bit of a smile to myself when my partner walked past my desk and said "Who do we know that is getting married?".
Isn't it interesting how men think.
You make a card because you need a card.
Mmmmmm ... not quite.
I could explain it all to him - it's a challenge theme, it doesn't matter if I actually need the card, it is not important whether I have anyone to give it too,  it is all about the creating, the inspiration, it is a just in case card, it is a chance for me to use this oh so cute image, it is all about the fun!!!
Isn't it interesting how women think.
Pop on over to Sweet Stampin' and have fun too.

I will enter this card in the following challenges.
Whoopsi Daisy Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge #126 Black White and 1 other (pink)
Hooked on Crafts #23 Lets Celebrate

Friday, August 10, 2012

Just for You

I have had many wonderful new followers lately. I am always thrilled to see a new name in my
side bar and I love to pop on over to your blogs to have a stalk ... ooops ... look around,
again and again and again.

So to all of my wonderful followers - this card is Just for You! ... and possibly a few challenges cause I just can't resist a challenge or two ... or 7. 
Thank you all for your support and lovely comments. I love our happy and friendly 'blogging' community and appreciate you all.

This is Wryn - Grow a Little Love from Tiddly Inks the paper is 6 x 6 Kaisercraft paper pad, Chapter One and the flowers are MFT Royal Rolled Rose and Mini Royal Rose.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Tiddly Inks #92 Use your Favourite Tiddly Inks Image
No Matter Which Challenge #1 Anything Goes
Dream Valley #38 Die Cuts and Punches
Whoopsi Daisy Die Cuts and/or Punches
Love to Create #27 Punches and dies
Fab 'n' Funky #133 Pearls or Rhinestones
Divas by Design #47 For a Female

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Sweet Stampin - Books/Text

Over at Sweet Stampin' we are having a Books/Text challenge. Who doesn't love Krista's images and luckily this librarian just fit the theme perfectly. 
This week we are sponsored by A Day for Daisies who have a fabulous range of digital stamps and are giving away a voucher to their store. Pop on over and have a look here. Plus, our monthly sponsor, Joanna Sheen has a voucher for a lucky winner too. 
I have used the Authentique Free Bird series 6 x 6 paper pad together with a flower die from Marianne designs and lots of 'B' and 'E' Copic markers. 
I will enter this card in the following challenges: 
Stamptacular Patterns Galore
Whoopsi Daisy Lots of Layers
Die Cutting Divas #76 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Use Numbers
Divas by Design #46 Flowers
Raise the Bar Back to School
2 Sisters #103 Anything Goes
Simply Create Too #19 Anything Goes
Don't forget to check out all the fabulous creations from the design team at Sweet Stampin'
and join in! 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Lollipop fun

This is CC Designs Lolli Beatrice. I know that it appears that I have shares in the CC Design company but no, I don't - just going through a 'super cute image' phase and a 'buying digi's' phase and a 'colouring' phase and an 'adhering' phase and a 'tying' phase and a 'punching' phase. Phew! I am exhausted.
I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:
 My Mums Craft Shop #67 Birthday Girls
Divas by Design #45 Happy Birthday
Digi Stamps 4 Joy #47 Polka Dots and Stripes  WINNER
Totally Papercrafts #127 Orange and Yellow
Card Makin Mammas #50 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments
OLLCB #110 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments
Paper Playtime #80 Anything Goes

Don't forget that Sweet Stampin are going through a 'Christmas in July' phase this week so get out your Christmas images and join in. 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Beachy Warm Wishes

I have been playing around with my cloud template and using different inks and pens to see which one I like the best. I made these clouds by sponging Brilliance Pearlescent Sky Blue ink. Unfortunately, the photo doesn't show it so you will just have to believe me when I say that the clouds have a real sparkly shine to them.
Just by choosing my new little CC Designs Beach girl image, Beatrice, by colouring all that blue sky, by picturing her frolicking in the summer sun - even though it is winter here in Melbourne, I am actually feeling very very warm. Hold on ... no ... that has passed. Cold again! 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Dream Valley #37 Summer
The Crazy Challenge #125 Under/Beside the Sea
Cupcake Craft #202 The Ocean
Tuesday Throwdown #108 Tropical Paradise
Top Tip Tuesday #81 All About Circles
Shopping our Stash #61 Something New (Image and Brilliance ink for cloud background)
My Time to Craft #183 Make it Wet
Creative Craft2 Summertime
Crafting for All Seasons #32 Splash Me

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sweet Stampin - Monochromatic

Over at Sweet Stampin, we are having a Monochromatic challenge. 
Try saying 'Monochromatic' out load 10 times fast. 
I used my Copic markers YG00, 01, 03, 91, 93, 95 and 97 and coloured green, green, green and  green.
 Oooops! except for Isabella's silver wings. But then of course, we all know that fairies couldn't possibly have green wings and that all fairy wings are silver. Duh!
Emerald Fairies are our sponsor and Joanna Sheen will be giving away a monthly prize to a lucky winner too.   The girls over at Sweet Stampin have some fabulous cards to show you so pop on over and join in! 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Stamptacular #172 Wings and Bling
Love to Create Use 3 of something
Cupcake Craftroom Layers
Fab'n'Funky #130 Make your own Flowers  Top 3
Southern Girls #49 Angels or Fantasy Top 5
PS: you can stop saying 'monochromatic' now - someone just might be listening. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Aussie Girl

This is what we girls all look like here in Australia. I know what you are all thinking. 
You are thinking ...'What a gorgeous and attractive lot you are'. 
It is a curse that we have to bare. 
Which reminds me of a quote that I read the other day that made me laugh. 
"A friend told me that I was delusional. I almost fell off my unicorn."
This is a Saturated Canary image, the stars and letters are courtesy of my MFT dies, the paper is My Minds Eye and the markers are of course, Copic. 
I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:
SJ Crafts #6 Red White and Blue
Raise the Bar #108 Red White and Blue
Crazy 4 Challenges #144 Show your Countries Pride
CMC Copic #47 Navy/Dark Blues
Catch the Bug Anything Goes
Allsorts #162 Red White and Blue
Dream Valley #36 Anything but square
Paper Playtime #78 Diecuts-Red White and Blue

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Enjoy your day

I am in a Paper Piecing frenzy!!! Okay, perhaps you wouldn't call 2 cards a frenzy but if you saw my craft desk at the moment ... that looks like a frenzy. There are so many tiny pieces of paper that I can not throw out just in case I have printed a shirt or pants or shoes onto them. (I like to have lots of options). This card is like the sister card to the one before - or I should say 'brother' card. This is Fairytales Peter from CC Designs and the paper pad is 6x6 Echo Park - Hello Summer. (Wishful thinking) 
       Now don't forget to pop on over to Sweet Stampin and submit your own paper pieced creation. 
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
All that Scraps Anything Goes
Dude Time Doodles Fun in the sun 
Dutch Dare Card Challenge #172 For a Child
Crafty Ann's #69 Paper Piecing
Catch the Bug Anything Goes

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Sweet Stampin - Paper Piecing

Over at Sweet Stampin this week, our challenge to you is - Paper Piecing
Now, if you have been following me, then you will know that I made a teeny tiny mistake with our last challenge.
It was a Ribbon challenge (ooops! done it again) It was a Ribbon and Bow challenge and I may have just not included the 'bow' part. Okay, drag it out of me, I didn't include it. 
So for this challenge I decided to READ THE INSTRUCTIONS. Clever - huh!
I definitely know that this is a Paper Piecing challenge. 
I know that our sponsor is Bunny Zoe's Crafts
I know that they have very generously donated a voucher to be awarded to the winner. 
I know that Joanna Sheen is also giving away a voucher this month. 
I know that this little CC Design image Fairytales Belle and the Echo Park Paper Pad 'Hello Summer' can be purchased at the Bunny Zoe store. 
AND I know that Belle's boots, dress and headband have all been paper pieced by yours truly. 
Plus, I know that I made sure to use an image that already had a bow on it - just in case this was a Paper Piecing and Bow challenge. I am not taking any chances :)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts #25 Girls Girls Girls
Try it on Tuesdays Bingo (Diecut/2 papers/3 gems and a butterfly)
Tuesday Throwdown #105 Summertime
Stamp n' Plus #2 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Summertime

Monday, July 2, 2012

Wish you were here

Wish you were here - and I really wish I was there.
Seriously, it is lovely where I am ...  promise. 
The rain is mainly at night, except when it is during the day. The wind chill factor is quite bearable, provided you don't go outside. The sky is blue, or at least it will be when those dark grey clouds move away. Everyone gathered around me is happy and smiling. Hello ... is anyone there?

This little image from Sassy Cheryl is called 'Sweet Little Avery'. The photo is not great and that could have something to do with the fact that I take my photos outside hence the very cold and shaking photographer with little, if any natural light. 

I will enter Avery into the following challenges: 
Fab 'n' Funky #127 Cute and Girly
Do You Stack Up #78 Blue Skies and Clouds - Winner
Raise the Bar #107 Hello Summer
The Ribbon Girl Girlie
Crafting When We Can #21 Summer Fun 

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Happy Days

Oh how I love warm summer days. I am a real sun freak - a careful sun freak - but still a sun freak. 
There is nothing better than being outside on a warm summer day and I only have 5 more months to wait!!! 
Yes, in Melbourne Australia, we are well and truly in our WINTER months. 
So ... I really really like seeing all of your happy sun shining cards while I am rugged up with the heater on. 
I love seeing all the bright and colourful papers as I dash to the car in the rain to drop the kids somewhere. 
I am thrilled when I read about the warm summer days that most of you are having while I am deciding whether or not I will put on 3 or 4 layers of clothing today. 

But, through the power of positive thinking I decided - if I cant beat you up, I mean, if I can't beat you, then I should join you.
Sassy Cheryl had this cute little image of 'Sassy Sally in her inner tube' and I am her!!! or at least I want to be her. 
I want to be her so so badly. 
Here is my happy summer card to wish you all happy summer days, while using my happiest teeth chattering voice.
Don't forget to pop on over to Sweet Stampin cause we are having a Ribbon and BOWS challenge. Note my BOW on this card. (Is twine ribbon?)

I am entering myself, Sassy, in the following challenges:
Sassy Cheryl #121 Summer
Raise the Bar #107 Hello Summer
Allsorts #160 Any Die Will Do (Whimsy banner die set) 
Cupcake Inspirations #166 Beach photo inspiration -  TOP 5
Joanna Sheen Summer Daze
Crafting When We Can #21 Summer Fun 
My Craft Spot #61 Hot Summer Colours
Deep Ocean #28 Welcome Summer
Scrapalicious USA Summertime

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Such Style!

A quickie from me today. 
The final in my set of three from the Penny Black stamp set 'Hello Gorgeous'. 
Thought that I would enter this card in the following challenges:
Penny Black All my Favourite Things (Penny Black stamps, paper and pearls)
Stampin for the Weekend #12 Show us your style (Layered and Straight)
Got to run! Not literally of course. 
This saying always makes me laugh:
Made me laugh

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Sweet Stampin - Ribbons and BOWS

This week at Sweet Stampin we are sponsored by our monthly sponsor, Joanna Sheen and the fabulous Crafty Ribbons
Let me just explain to you all, how my thought process works. 
1. Yay ribbon!
2. I really want to show them off
3. Clean and Simple card
4. Same colour tonings
5. Different designs, textures and widths
6. A bit 'blokey' this time

So I set to work and make my card. I load it onto the Sweet Stampin site and then ..... I read the instructions. 
The challenge is 'Ribbons and BOWS'. 
Yes, you must have ribbons and BOWS. 
Not just ribbons but ribbons and BOWS. 

So I am thinking that I have done you all a favour by showing you what NOT to do. 
Really, really nice of me huh! 
There is no need to thank me, just head on over to Sweet Stampin with your ribbons and BOWS and show us what you have got. In the meantime, I will be sitting here in my naughty chair reading the instructions to the washing machine, the dvd player, the can opener, the alarm clock and the printer.
I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:
Clear it Out Anything Goes/Use more than one ribbon from your stash (I read the conditions and there is no mention of bows at all - safe!)
Crafting for all Seasons #29 For Men (I read the conditions and there is no mention of a bow of any type - safe again!)
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #22 Clean and Simple (I read the conditions and there is no 'bow' requirement - phew safe!)  TOP 3

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Oh to be 18

I want you all to know, that thanks to your lovely comments I am feeling a lot better about myself and 
my '3' obsession. 
Apparently - Good things come in threes. 
On this card, I have six layers, one piece of ribbon, the number eighteen and I am entering in four challenges. 
Phew! I am feeling so much better that I am off to eat 3 pieces of chocolate - not quite cured yet. lol

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Stampin with the Dragon Anything Goes
Quirky Crafts #13 Handmade Flowers and Ribbon
Let's Ink It Up #24 Favourite Embellishment (definitely these flower dies)
Lollipop Crafts #83 Flowers in Bloom

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Congrats - What a Star!

I have a problem. 
No, its not my 'obsessive compulsive' thing, 
not my 'can't go a day without eating chocolate' thing, 
not my 'got nothing to read since I finished all of the Fifty Shades books' thing, 
not my 'need a Chai Latte and mixed berry muffin' thing, 
not even my 'if I cant colour it I don't want it' thing.
It is a new problem. 
It is '3'. 
I first noticed it when I decided to use up a whole piece of 12 x 12 paper to avoid 
left over scraps and make 'extra' cards  - I made ... 3.
Then there was the recent series of 'guy' cards that I showed you ... 3. 
 I then purchased the Penny Black stamp set - Hello Gorgeous and guess how many cards 
you will be seeing ... 3.
And finally when I look up - how many stars and layers of twine are there! ... 3.  
Told you! PROBLEM!!! Not sure if it warrants therapy just yet, but I will keep an open mind.

I am entering this card in the following ... oh no! ... 3 challenges:
2 Sisters #96 Plaids or Stripes
The Poodles Parlour Red White and Blue
Little Miss Muffet #37 Loads of Layers

Monday, June 11, 2012

Cheers - Here's to you!

Part three and final of my masculine digi stash from Digi Stamps Boutique. This card is for my brother who doesn't mind a beer or two. I can already hear our Mum saying - that's enough now, you don't need another one! Funny how you never stop being a Mum. 

He didn't actually turn fifty so I had to tweak the card with his correct age before I posted it to him. Or at least ... I think I did ... I hope I did ... I know I meant to ... he hasn't said anything ... good chance that he was focused on the beer. Now if a woman had received a card with the wrong age on it (or an age at all) ... then that might be a different story. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges: 
Shopping our Stash Fathers Day or Masculine
Sassy Cheryl's #118 Dads and Grads
Ladybug Crafts #62 Big Birthday
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #158 Male card Winner
Card Mad Fairies  #35 Masculine 
The Crafty Pad #174 Lets hear it for the boys
Dream Valley #34 For the special guy
Digi Stamp Boutique June challenge